Marxism

Lenin's Methods
Communism

Lenin’s Methods

“I still regarded Stalin’s totalitarian dictatorship as an enemy, rather than a result, of the policies of Lenin. It took me another two years to arrive at the knowledge that Lenin’s methods—bolshevik Marxism—were to blame.” ~Max Eastman

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Scientific Experiment
Communism

Scientific Experiment?

“It was juvenile of me to imagine that humanity as a whole, especially by splitting itself into two halves, could turn a whole period of history into a scientific experiment.” ~Max Eastman

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Fairy Tale
Animism

Fairy Tale

“We are still beguiled by this other fairy tale: that a group of liberal-minded reformers can take charge of the economy and approximate a free and equal society.” ~Max Eastman

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Naive and Cloudy
Dialectic

Naive and Cloudy

“Dialectic Materialism, examined at its point of origin, turns out to be the rather naive, cloudy, unsuccessful and half-minded attempt of a matter-of-fact mind to escape from German metaphysics.” ~Max Eastman

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Mix the Facts
Animism

Mix the Facts

Marx “learned, as all good classical philosophers do, to mix the facts and the animistic presuppositions so intricately that it takes a lifetime to divide them.” ~Max Eastman

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Marx Not History
Marxism

Marx Not History

“It was Marx, and not History, that was determined to produce a social revolution, and his investigation of history was an attempt to find out the method by which it could be done.” ~Max Eastman

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Karl Marx
Marxism

On Karl Marx

“If he (Karl Marx) ever performed a generous act, it is not to be found in the record. He was a totally undisciplined, vain, slovenly, and egotistical spoiled child.” ~Max Eastman

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Materialistic Religion
Dialectic

Materialistic Religion

“Marx and Engels were defending against scientific materialism–against that attitude which constitutes at least the simple common-sense starting point of science–a materialistic religion.” ~Max Eastman

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